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Dooley Funeral Home of Payne
Monday April 11th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Edgerton Wesleyan Church
Tuesday April 12th, 2022
9:30am - 10:30am

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Edgerton Wesleyan Church
Tuesday April 12th, 2022

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Larry Strickler

Larry Lee Strickler, 82, of Payne, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.

Larry was born in Decatur, Indiana on May 22, 1939, a son of the late Mabel (Donifon) and Clarence Strickler.

He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Navistar after 36 years of service. Larry enjoyed riding his bicycle and taking walks around Payne. He was most proud of being a husband, father and grandfather.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Colleen "Sue" (Hook) to whom he was married Feb. 23, 1963; sons, Randall (Kathleen) & Lynn (Rebecca); grandchildren, Kayla, Katelyn, Spencer & Trisha Strickler and Ashley (Matt) Gouker & great grandchildren, Sophia & Hudson Gouker, Waylon & Wynonna Vordran and Brezlyn, Teagan & Ryker Strickler.

Larry was also preceded in death by his sister, Lavon Ruth Watkins.

Viewing is Monday, April 11th, 4 PM to 7 PM at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne.

Service is Tuesday, April 12th, 10:30 AM, with viewing one hour prior, Edgerton Wesleyan Church, 1717 Bertha St, Woodburn, Indiana.

He will be laid to rest at Lehman Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorials are to Edgerton Wesleyan Church, 1717 Bertha St, Woodburn, Indiana 46797 or Paulding County Nurse Auxiliary, 250 Dooley Drive, Paulding, Ohio 45879.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com 


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Sue, I was so sad to see Larry passed away- do you suppose he and Dave will be bowling together? I just messaged my boys since the older ones used to go to bowling alley with Dave and knew Larry. They all expressed their condolences. I remember the laughs we had bowling in the same couples league way back when. My prayers are with you.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Becky Verfaillie Mayer Apr 12 2022 9:10 PM

We are thinking of you and your family! ❤️

Karol & Tim Yeager Apr 11 2022 1:27 PM

I will also remember the times Bob and I spent with Sue and Larry. The get togethers when we lived in Payne. Trips to Florida. Many memories.

Dawn Cluts Apr 11 2022 8:03 AM

Dear Sue and family so very sorry to learn of Larry's passing. I will always
remember how nice and friendly he was. Much love and prayers.

Linda Walsh Apr 10 2022 10:44 PM

Dear Sue, Randall, Lynn and families....you have our sympathy. Your Larry will forever be remembered fondly for a number of different things...from attending Indianapolios 500 races to his owning and operating his Shoe Shop on N. Main Street in Payne with Gary Cadwallader and me as his neighbors to walking or riding his bike into Town taking in the sights and hollering to whomever he met, to stopping and visiting with people throughout his travels to enthusiastically attending to his duties as Trustee Chairman at St. Paul UMC, he enjoyed putting smiles on people's faces and engaging in conversation. Such an ambassador of good will, no doubt inspired by God.
These good times will be what we will choose to remember about Larry; not the memory loss, pain and suffering he endured the last couple of years. He was a Patriot, a good citizen to the Community and Church, loved all of you with great pride and he feared God. Let us celebrate his life; not mourn his death. May he rest in peace and may God comfort you at this difficult time.. With our sympathy and love......

Jim and Vicki Hooker Apr 10 2022 11:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Strickler

Marty & Arlene Crouch Apr 10 2022 10:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Strickler

Linda Schmidt Apr 9 2022 6:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Strickler

Joan Sizemore Apr 9 2022 1:25 PM

So sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sue and family. RIP Larry

Joan Sizemore Apr 9 2022 1:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Strickler

Dave n Michelle Kinnaley Apr 9 2022 10:39 AM

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